In his Sacred Selections, Matt Stokes performs pipe organ recitals based on transcripts of underground music. For the performance night at the Nieuwe Kerk in Haarlem, June 9th, Happy Hardcore was his particular music style of focus. The video shows the organ translation of Heart Of Gold (1996), originally from the British record producers Force and Styles.
Never before did an artist win the Turner Prize with a sound installation. Susan Philipsz was this year's art world favourite to be awarded the prize, and she did. In the Tate report above you can see the artist collecting the prize from Miuccia Prada and give a shout out in her speech to the protesters outside the building: 'Art and education is a right not a privilige and I support the arts against the cuts'. Read the Guardian report here.
Six fragments of the live show video artist Chris Cunningham performed at the STRP festival in Eindhoven on November 18th, 2010. Cunningham recently premiered his first video in four years at the MoMA in New York and is now working on his first audiovisual album.
A performance with effects
15/06/09 Mark Beasley
As curator for Creative Time, an independent New York centre presenting art in public space, Mark Beasley was responsible for Hey Hey Glossolalia (2008), a series of performances revolving around the voice, featuring Mark Leckey, Frances Stark, Rammellzee, Liam Gillick and others. Here, he gives an impression of the multifaceted role of the voice in art and culture over the past one hundred years.
This first column by graphic designer Paul Elliman is about the voice, in a comparison between a world-famous rapper and an at least equally famous castrato.
04/06/09 Jonas Ohlsson
Jonas Ohlsson doesn’t need Europe for his art any more. Just back from a long stay in Rio de Janeiro, thanks to the Fonds BKVB, he says that from now on he’ll get his inspiration from the rest of the world. Even if there’s not much art to be found in such ‘Hottentot’ areas, topics are a dime a dozen.
He Hit Me and It Felt like a Kiss
Kenneth Anger and Pop Music
20/02/07 Heinrich Deisl
For young video artists such as Doug Aitken, he can do no wrong. Kenneth Anger, American filmmaker, with Stan Brakhage and Maya Deren one of the three greats of American independent cinema, has been active for almost 60 years. He made films with leather queens before anyone knew what a leather queen was. Anger is considered the ultimate father of the video clip because he was the first to use pop music as a filmsoundtrack. Heinrich Deisl spoke with the 80-year-old filmdirector about his interest in music, the occult and contemporary political reality. A musical portrait on this great magician of light.